Surviving The Holidays

A special 2020 Holiday Season presentation. [NOTE: You do NOT have to be part of our regular GriefShare support group to attend this event.]

REGISTRATION

To register, simply fill our the submission form at the bottom of this webpage [scroll below] -OR- call church secretary Louise Cator at 570-586-8286

INFORMATION

Help and hope as you navigate the upcoming holiday season…

Are you wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding this year’s holiday season? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?  Our ‘Surviving the Holidays’ gathering is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:
– How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
– What to do about traditions and other coming changes
– Helpful tips for surviving social events
– How to discover hope for your future

WHO CAN ATTEND

Although it is hosted at Servant Church of the Abingtons (formerly Clarks Green Assembly of God Church), the program is not affiliated with the church. You do NOT have to attend Servant Church to attend the group that meets there.  “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

ABOUT SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS

Surviving the Holidays is a program developed by the team from GriefShare – a network of 12,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups. The program is appropriate for people at any level of faith, or affiliated with any denomination, and contains practical information on how to find God’s strength through mourning & grief. ALL are welcome to attend.

WHERE: Servant Church of the Abingtons, 204 S. Abington Rd., Clarks Green, PA 18411
WHEN: Monday, November 23, 2019 – from 7pm to 9pm
COST: There is a $5 fee for the workbook, which contains daily materials & encouragements to aid in your grief journey over the next week, and the weeks to come. Help in covering this cost is available if you are unable. PLEASE do not hesitate to ask us.

Our Weekly GriefShare Support Group:

After the funeral, when the cards & flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives.  But your grief continues, and you feel alone.

Often, friends & family want to help you, but don’t know how.  That’s the reason for GriefShare.  Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives.  We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place.  We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.

About GriefShare

GriefShare is a network of 12,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups.  The program is appropriate for people at any level of faith, or affiliated with any denomination, and contains practical information on how to find God’s strength through mourning & grief.  You do NOT have to attend Servant Church to attend the group that meets here.  You may learn more about GriefShare at www.GriefShare.org

What To Expect

GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly.  You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief.  There are three key parts to your GriefShare experience: A Video Seminar, Support Group discussion time, and Journaling in the Workbook.

Getting Plugged-In

We understand this is a big step for you.  Please feel free to simply ‘test drive’ our group by sitting in on a meeting as a trial run – NO obligation or feeling any pressure to return, if you find the group is not a fit for you.  Here’s how to get started…

  • WHERE: Servant Church of the Abingtons (formerly Clarks Green Assembly), 204 S. Abington Rd., Clarks Green, PA 18411
  • WHEN: GriefShare typically meets on Wednesday evenings at Servant Church from 7pm to 8:30pm
  • HOW: Simply call Louise Cator, church secretary, and inform her of your desire to attend.  570.586.8286 – OR – use the contact form (scroll below).  We’re excited to have you join us!
  • COST: The ONLY cost associated with this course is a one-time fee of $15 for the workbook, should you decide (after your 1st attendance) to remain with the group.  The workbook contains daily materials & perspectives that are indispensable to managing your grief journey.

Fall/Winter 2020 Schedule

Our Fall/Winter 2020 meetings will begin on Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm and run each Wednesday evening through December 30.  GriefShare runs in a sequence of 13 grief-related sessions, each with their own topics.  These are designed to stand alone… so feel free to jump in at any time convenient to you.  After Week 13, we start over again with session 1.

Submission Form

 

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